UNAIR NEWS – Faculty of Humanities (FIB) keeps improving its academicians’ capacity and capability. One way to do it was by holding local, national to international events. Throughout this year, there are many events were held.
Like the cultural festival held every December to celebrate the faculty’s dies natalis. There a re many event held involving all departments of FIB. In university’s dies natalis celebration, FIB also has central roles such as in the organization of an all night wayang show also other cultural events.
Some of the national events held are routine seminars by each department. There are also guest lectures from experts. Interestingly, the experts are not only domestic ones but also international ones. “Guest lectures with international speakers are in our annual agenda,” said Dean of FIB Diah Ariani Arimbi SS., MA., PhD on Wednesday, July 13.
They also have student, lecturer and staff exchange programs and researches with international universities. It was done to share experience with foreign academicians as well as to expand the academicians knowledge. They should not feel content with their skill easily but motivate themselves to achive best results.
Once in two years, FIB holds routine intenational conference. It was started in 2015 as the faculty became the host. In 2017, FIB will hold another international conference. “We are trusted by our partners abroad to hold it. They believe we can do it and it was proven already,” said the woman who finished her master program in The USA.
The doctor graduated from Australian university also added that all academic or non- academic activities were done to produce skillful academicians. In a cultural festival, for example, there are many non academic activities like competition and art performances.
In principle, all programs supported by the faculty have great potentials to improve the academicians. Beside measured academic skill on a transcript, their ability to communicate through art and culture is a soft skill needed by all graduates. They will be easily accepted in the society if they have it. (*)
Author: Rio F. Rachman